As the clock struck 9 on Friday morning, cockfights were propelled at around 200 settings in East Godavari and West Godavari regions during the current year’s Sankranti season.None of the coordinators missed the favorable ‘muhurtam’, and the nearby chose delegates went to the occasion as chief visitors.
Neither the court’s mandate nor demonetisation prevented the coordinators and punters from running the show to “proceed with the tradition”.Going by the main day’s exchanges, it is evaluated that the aggregate turnover of the current year’s cockfights in the two locale would be about Rs. 1,000 crore, as punters from spots, for example, Hyderabad and Bengaluru landed here just to stake.
Playing cards and different sorts of betting were masterminded at the scenes, where alcohol streamed uninhibitedly. To take advantage of the new releases, punters named the chickens as “Khaidi” and “Satakarni” before abandoning them into the battlefield.In all, over twelve scenes in both the Godavari regions were said to be the top of the line ones where the stakes were apparently running from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 10 lakh, while at the rest of the spots it was anything between Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 1 lakh.
In East Godavari locale, Vetlapalem and Godilanka were among the spots where stakes were high. Curiously, the previous goes under Peddapuram Assembly body electorate, spoke to by Home Minister N. Chinna Rajappa, while the last is near his local place in Konaseema.The scenes were furnished with fields, displays and floodlights to guarantee the direct of cockfights round the clock. Media cameras, be that as it may, were entirely precluded. The coordinators let us know courteously not to turn up for the cockfights,” said Chaitanya, cameramen from a vernacular news channel. Over Rs. 1 crore was said to have changed turns in the primary hour at Muramalla town in East Godavari region.
Methods of installment, for example, Point of Sale gadgets and Internet saving money were being utilized at the top of the line venues.In West Godavari, region president of the Bharatiya Janata Party B. Srinivasa Varma formally propelled the ‘wrestling rivalry for chickens’ at Bhimavaram, in which leaders of the decision Telugu Desam Party and neighborhood industrialists were present.
The police were not visible in the surroundings of the cockfight venues.